Early Childhood Education and Care (Certificate III)

Melbourne Polytechnic Australia

Cricos: 00724G

For more information about Early Childhood Education and Care at Melbourne Polytechnic, please visit the webpage using the button above.

The award
Certificate III

How long you will study
6 Months

Domestic course fees
AUD 9600 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
find out

International course fees
AUD 11100 per year

All study options

About Early Childhood Education and Care at Melbourne Polytechnic

Make a real difference in early childhood education

This course is designed to develop your understanding of issues relevant to the children’s services sector and to enhance your practical skills needed to deliver high quality care and education to young children. You will learn first aid, how to care for babies and toddlers and how to support holistic development of children.

You will learn first aid, how to care for babies and toddlers and how to support holistic development of children.

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care allows you to work unsupervised in a room if required and as an assistant to a Diploma qualified educator.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardCertificate IIIHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study6 months
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesAUD 9600 per yearInternational course feesAUD 11100 per year

Notes about fees for this course

As a domestic/local student, you may be eligible for a Victorian Government subsidy. Check with the institution if you want more information about this.

Entry requirements

Melbourne Polytechnic minimum academic level differs depending on the course. Most certificate and diploma level courses require evidence of completion to studies equivalent to Australian Year 11 or 12, bachelor degree courses require evidence of completion to studies equivalent to Australian Year 12, and master degree courses require evidence of completion to studies AQF (Australian) Bachelor degree or overseas equivalent.

If you do not meet Melbourne Polytechnic’s academic entry-level requirements but have acquired skills or knowledge relevant to your chosen course, you may apply as a mature age student. A mature age student is considered to be over 18 years old, and has been out of full-time education for at least one year.

For more information regarding international entry requirements, please visit: https://www.melbournepolytechnic.edu.au/international-students/admissions-information/entry-requirements/

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